Treating arthritis with your dog's own healing cells
AdiCellâ„¢ is an advanced but simple treatment for your dog's osteoarthritis. It uses your dog's fat cells to treat an arthritic joint, such as a hip or knee. AdiCell is a safe procedure that puts to work your pet's natural regeneration system.
Our results show significant improvement in pain and mobility. AdiCell treated dogs are healthier and lead more active lives without drugs.
The BBC takes its broadcast to Sydney's Taronga Zoo. Reporter Nicky Phillips checks progress with AdiCell patient, Kamala. Kamala, an endangered snow leopard, received the stem cell treatment in November 2010.
Our technology uses your animal's own fat cells. These cells are easy to collect and contain high quantities of mature stem cells.
Mature stems cells are not embryo stem cells
AdiCell technology uses mature stem cells and other cells from your animal's fat. Embryonic cells are not used.
As opposed to stem cells from an embryo or umbilical cord blood, cells from fat tissue come from the live animal. Think of these cells as your animal's own emergency repair kit. Importantly, there is no ethical dispute regarding the use of mature stem cells.
Additionally, the AdiCell procedure is a same day process. No lengthy wait periods. No culturing or growing of cells.
About mesenchymal stem cells
In a small sample of fat tissue there are millions of mesenchymal stem cells. These stem cells secrete small molecules and proteins that affect healing processes. They regulate the immune system when there is damage or injury. Mesenchymal stem cells are critical to AdiCell. Their functions include:
Reducing pain and inflammation
Stimulating local tissue to heal, e.g. production of new blood vessels
Your animal will not reject cells from its own body so there is minimal risk. Using an animal's own cells is an easy way to reproduce what nature does best. If body tissue is damaged, stem cells help advance the healing process.
Stem cells are undifferentiated. This means they can become a cell type where needed, due to disease or injury. They may take on many different functions. For example, they can regenerate
Cartilage (connective tissue)
Recent discoveries in mature stem cells
Recently research into stem cells has generated a great deal of excitement. Scientists have found mature stem cells in many more tissues than they once thought possible. First from bone marrow and now from fat, scientists use mature stem cells for procedures such as transplants. Fat tissue is an extremely rich source of these cells.